Muhammad Elsadany

Muhammad joined the lab in May 2022 as a graduate student pursuing his PhD in Genetics.

He graduated with a BSc in Computational Biology and Genomics from University of Science and Technology, Zewail City, Egypt, in June 2021.

Madison Trog

Maddy is from Minnesota and graduated from Winona State University in 2020 with her BA in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. 

Maddy's love for research began when she was an undergraduate research assistant for 2 years in college where she researched fetal alcohol syndrome presented in mice. 

In her free time, Maddy likes to travel (shes been to 13 countries!!), spend time outdoors, play violin and read. Maddy will be attending graduate school for School Psychology this fall!

Sydney Kramer

Sydney graduated from the University of North Dakota with her BS in Psychology and a minor in Biology. Sydney is currently researching the relationship between creativity and psychopathology. 

In her free time, Sydney enjoys traveling, baking and listening to podcasts.  

Lucas Casten

Lucas joined the lab as a graduate student from the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics in 2021, after previously working in the lab as a clinical research assistant. He is broadly interested in the genetic variation that makes us all so unique. As a result, his research projects focus on: language ability, risk for psychiatric conditions, and their shared biological underpinnings.

He graduated from Cornell College with a BA in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience. Much of his free time is spent watching sci-fi movies and exploring the Midwest.

Camilla Strathearn

Camilla is our newest Clinical Research Assistant here at the Michaelson Lab. In 2020 she graduated from BYU-Hawaii with her BS in Psychology (Clinical/Counseling Track), and has since gained experience working in the realm of social work and wilderness therapy. She is now ready and excited to delve into the world of research!

In her free time, Camilla enjoys cycling down hills, carving wood into spoons, and spending time with friends and her cats. 

Annie Gleason

Annie joined the lab in May 2023 as a graduate student from the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics. She is broadly interested in different computational methods available to study genetic data. Her research focuses on leveraging machine learning techniques to increase our understanding of psychiatric health.

Annie graduated with a BS in Bioinformatics from Brigham Young University in 2022. In her free time, Annie enjoys baking, reading, and saving Hyrule.

Cate Buescher

Cate graduated from the University of Missouri in May of 2019 with a BS in Health Sciences and a Psychology minor.

After a successful two years as a SPARK RA, Cate got accepted into The University's Epidemiology graduate program. 

In her free time, Cate likes to travel, go thrifting, and spending time with her friends and family (Including her bernese mountain dog, Desi).